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In the late-1940s, a group of teachers in a western Twin Cities suburb set endeavored to build and sell a line of garden tools out of a schoolhouse basement. Fortunately, for legions of children that followed, those rakes and shovels never caught on, so the industrious teachers turned to crafting sturdy, scale-size earthmovers with metal that was left over from the failed venture. The teachers named their trucks for nearby Lake Minnetonka, tonka being the Lakota word for "great." The fact that the Tonka trucks that followed ...

Tonka 2004, Voyageur Press (MN), Saint Paul, MN

ISBN-13: 9780760318683